More than two and a half years into the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP), program managers are calling the initiative a success, but looking forward toward significant improvements.
A two year roadmap has been created, entitled “FedRAMP Forward.” It includes a number of key initiatives centered on increasing awareness of the program’s core components, improving efficiencies in authorizations and implementation.
The plan is to start, or restart, a number of initiatives, including:
- re-launching FedRAMP.gov as a central repository for information and updates
- creating a high baseline for sensitive data and developing security overlays to give agencies a singular view of compliance with the various requirements mandated by federal law
- lowering costs, while simultaneously speeding up the authorization process
Program managers are looking to give a wider, enterprise scope to the authorization process, including within agencies and across government. To achieve this, managers will be setting up inter-agency working groups to identify service providers and products that are used in multiple areas.
Per the schedule, the working groups are expected to launch within 12 months.
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